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Middle Township to Hold Accelerated Tax Sale on December 19, 2018

Middle Township will hold an accelerated tax sale December 19, 2018.

All 2018 property taxes, water, sewer and other municipal charges must be paid in full by November 13, 2018 to avoid the tax sale process.

According to a release, properties with delinquent accounts after that date will be placed on the tax sale list advertised in the Cape May County Herald and accessible on middletownship.com

The published list will not be revised; however, property owners can avoid the tax sale by bringing all accounts up to date by December 18, 2018.

Beginning November 14 through December 18, the Township will only accept cashier’s checks, cash or money orders for past-due accounts and any personal checks, electronic or credit card payments sent will be returned.  Additionally, delinquent accounts will incur fees associated with the tax sale that includes interest, penalty and in-lieu-of fees for mailings and advertising.  There will be more specific instructions if both taxes and sewer are owed.

“No one enjoys paying taxes.  To avoid making the process a painful one, I encourage all residents and property owners to understand their obligations and the deadlines involved.  Simply by paying your taxes on time, you avoid any headaches involved in the tax sale,” stated Committeemen Timothy Donohue.

“By Law, we cannot waive any tax obligations, even the smallest amounts, or change any filing deadlines.  We hate to see folks get caught up in this process for small amounts of money so we strongly encourage residents to mark their calendars,” he added.

Middle Township began holding accelerated tax sales in 2014, as the measure helps keep the tax levy stable.  The municipality must budget a reserve amount for uncollected taxes, and the accelerated sale also bolsters the collection rate.

Notices are mailed throughout the year for past due accounts and property owners receive notice of the accelerated tax sale and corresponding information with tax bills mailed in July.

For information, call the Middle Township Tax Collector’s office at 609-465-8724.

Middle Township to Hold Accelerated Tax Sale on December 19, 20182018-11-16T15:00:13+00:00

Halloween House Decorating and Parade Winners 2018

Halloween House Decorating Winners 2018

1st Allen & Joyce Stokes
2nd Debbie Pike
3rd Earl Parker

Halloween Parade Winners 2018

Group Division
1st Joanne Reagan School of Dance
2nd Cape May Dancers
3rd MT Panther Marching Band
Float Division
1st Wreck it Ralph
2nd Pitchforks and Buckets 4H Club
3rd The Lighthouse Church
Individual/Family Division
1st The Exorcist
2nd The Ghost King
3rd There’s Gnome Place Like Middle Twp.
1st Responders Division
1st Goshen Volunteer Fire Department
2nd Cape May Court House Fire
3rd Green Creek Fire Dept.
Halloween House Decorating and Parade Winners 20182018-10-31T12:11:47+00:00

Middle Township Details Tax, Fee Deadlines

Middle Township will hold an accelerated tax sale December 19, 2018.

All 2018 property taxes, water, sewer and other municipal charges must be paid in full by November 13, 2018 to avoid the tax sale process.

According to a release, properties with delinquent accounts after that date will be placed on the tax sale list advertised in the Cape May County Herald and accessible on middletownship.com

The published list will not be revised; however, property owners can avoid the tax sale by bringing all accounts up to date by December 18, 2018.

Beginning November 14 through December 18, the Township will only accept cashier’s checks, cash or money orders for past-due accounts and any personal checks, electronic or credit card payments sent will be returned.  Additionally, delinquent accounts will incur fees associated with the tax sale that includes interest, penalty and in-lieu-of fees for mailings and advertising.  There will be more specific instructions if both taxes and sewer are owed.

“No one enjoys paying taxes.  To avoid making the process a painful one, I encourage all residents and property owners to understand their obligations and the deadlines involved.  Simply by paying your taxes on time, you avoid any headaches involved in the tax sale,” stated Committeemen Timothy Donohue.

“By Law, we cannot waive any tax obligations, even the smallest amounts, or change any filing deadlines.  We hate to see folks get caught up in this process for small amounts of money so we strongly encourage residents to mark their calendars,” he added.

Middle Township began holding accelerated tax sales in 2014, as the measure helps keep the tax levy stable.  The municipality must budget a reserve amount for uncollected taxes, and the accelerated sale also bolsters the collection rate.

Notices are mailed throughout the year for past due accounts and property owners receive notice of the accelerated tax sale and corresponding information with tax bills mailed in July.

For information, call the Middle Township Tax Collector’s office at 609-465-8724.

Middle Township Details Tax, Fee Deadlines2018-09-26T13:37:09+00:00

Rio Grande ShopRite was Chosen as Middle Township’s Business of The Month for August 2018

The Township of Middle in its quest to recognize local businesses for their support and dedication, has chosen the Rio Grande Shoprite to be the August Business of the Month.

 Shoprite is a charitable sponsor to many of our community events including Township functions, local churches and food banks. “Shoprite has always been there when we needed a hand”, said Mayor Michael Clark. ShopRite of Rio Grande is proud to be a part of the community, and we welcome all our customers into our extended family. Over 80 years ago, Greek immigrants Nick and Perry Sumas opened the very first Village Super Market.  Just under 10 years later, the brothers joined Wakefern ShopRite, becoming one of the cooperative’s earliest members.  As the Sumas family grew, so too did their business, now a publicly-owned company operating 30 ShopRite stores in New Jersey, Maryland, New York, and Pennsylvania.  The core mission of ShopRite of Rio Grande is to fight hunger in the community we serve.  We have various programs throughout the year to support this mission including the Great American Milk Drive, Partners in Caring, Get a Shot Give a Dollar Flu Shot Campaign, as well as the Holiday Food Donation Bags.  Through our Food Rescue Program, we were able to donate over 1,000,000 pounds of food to local food pantries 2017. In addition to our in-store programs, our associates enjoy various volunteer events throughout the year at the Community Food Bank of NJ in Egg Harbor Twp.  

Shown in the picture left to right are & years of service:

 Bernadette Eichenhofer, Closing Asst. Manager 9 years; Jeff Devico, Deputy Mayor; Michael Clark, Mayor; Steven Vanseeters Store Manager, 26 years;George Fabrizio Asst Manager, 15years; Ray Scaltrito Asst. Store Manager 11 years and Janice DiGaetano Customer Serv. Manager, 27 years.

 

 

Rio Grande ShopRite was Chosen as Middle Township’s Business of The Month for August 20182018-09-12T09:26:36+00:00

Radzieta Funeral Home Chosen as Middle Township Business of the Month of May 2018

The Township of Middle in its quest to recognize local businesses for their support and dedication, has chosen Radzieta Funeral Home to be May’s Business of the Month. John and Ann Radzieta have proudly run the town’s only funeral home since 1970. On May 4th, they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. “The community has been very good to our Firm and we appreciate their trust”, said John Radzieta, Sr.

The funeral home itself has been in existence since 1850, the Radzieta Family are the 6th owners. In 1961 Mr. Radzieta, Sr. began his career there, at the time named Matlack Funeral Home. In nine short years he and Mrs. Radzieta made it their own. Mrs. Radzieta by trade was a hairdresser. She brought her talents with her and together they have successfully built one of the finest funeral homes in South Jersey. One could also say their spirit of partnership has also created a wonderful

family. Three sons were born of their marriage and all three of them are proud 2nd generation owners. A first of it’s kind since the home’s inception. Mr. Radzieta has proudly served the community in many capacities including service on the local school board, Cape May County 4H Foundation Board, Board of Directors for Sturdy Savings Bank, President of the Kiwanis Club, Trustee for Our Lady of the Angels Church for 28 years and the State Board of Mortuary Science in Newark.

 

Tony Radzieta is the oldest and he has been married to his wife Beth for 15 years. Together they share 3 children, son Owen age 10, son Aiden age 8 and son Chase is 6. Tony is heavily involved in Cub Scouts Pack 65 CMCH and enjoys coaching Little League Baseball. He is also responsible for the daily operations and the required details that make things run smoothly.

John J. Radzieta is the middle child; he and his wife Dawn have been married for 16 years. They enjoy their children, daughter Julia is 14, son Jacob is 13 and son Matthew is 11. John is a Licensed Funeral Director and in September he will be serving in the New Jersey State Funeral Director Association as 2nd Vice President. He served numerous years on the Board for the Middle Township Chamber of Commerce as well as the Finance Committee and Trustee of Our Lady of the Angels Church. His family is notably involved in Cape Express Soccer.

Martin Radzieta is the youngest and has been married to his wife, Lora for 12 years. Their son Adam is 10 and daughter Ginger at age 8 keep them very busy. Martin proudly sits on the Lay Advisory for Bishop McHugh Regional Catholic School. He assists in coaching their basketball team, the Storm, as well as coaching Middle Township Little League Baseball. Martin is also a licensed funeral director and serves in the Music Ministry at St. Joseph’s Church in Sea Isle City.

The family spirit also shows in their long-standing employee retention. Paul Zavocky, Jr. has been a part of the tradition for 36 years. He and his wife Esther just celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary. They have three daughters, Elaine McGrady, Leslie Pastore and husband Michael, and Donna Garcia and husband Rey; and one grandson, Christian Pastore. He is a member and very involved with the First United Methodist Church in Cape May Court House.

“Mr. Radzieta asked me if I had a black suit one day when I was paying my rent to him, he gave me a job on the spot”, said Mayor Michael Clark. He has been apart of the firm for 22 years. Both gentlemen are beyond proud to be a part of the team and look forward to many more years to come. New to the firm, Aaron Cowan recently graduated from mortuary school and is completing his internship to obtain his license.

The Radzieta Family’s commitment to their community is highly visible as they have sponsored the local Little League for 40 years as well as football, basketball and soccer. They also sponsor a variety community events. “I have a strong belief that the community needs to be supported and the kids are the centerpiece of that”, said John Radzieta, Sr.

Perhaps the fine point is this family-run business is a pillar of the community and is a place where everyone is welcome. They offer a wide range of burial and cremation services as well as pre-arrangements. More information can be found on their website www.radzieta.com.

Radzieta Funeral Home Chosen as Middle Township Business of the Month of May 20182018-06-22T14:38:47+00:00

Cape May Court House McDonald’s Chosen as Middle Township’s First Business of the Month for April 2018

Middle Township Mayor Michael Clark presents the Business of the Month Award to Jim and Rita Burlaga, Township residents and owners of McDonald’s in Cape May Court House

The Township of Middle in its quest to recognize local businesses for their support and dedication, has chosen the Cape May Court House McDonald’s to be the very first Business of the Month. “McDonald’s is a cornerstone of our community”, said Mayor Michael Clark. Owners, Jim and Rita Burlaga have proudly owned this establishment for 20 years.

In December of 2016 the restaurant underwent a vast upgrade to the interior and exterior of the building. This included all new fixtures from top to bottom, inside and out. However, the upgrades didn’t stop there. New technology has infiltrated into unparalleled customer support and innovation. This is easily experienced through the custom kiosk that provides table service, the fresh flowers on each table and the quality ingredients served. New to the menu is a fresh quarter pounder with cheese that is never frozen, along with organic apple juice and breakfast all day.

Behind the scenes is a dedicated workforce of 40 that is overseen by a long-standing and valued employee, Director of Operations Carol Wygro. She started working for McDonald’s under the ownership of the Burlaga’s in Salem County over 30 years ago. Since that time Ms. Wygro has continued to grow, educate herself and raise a family. She proudly oversees all four McDonald’s held by the Burlaga’s throughout Southern New Jersey. She holds a Master’s Degree in Education yet stays within a company she loves. “McDonald’s takes care of their employees by offering educational Archway Opportunity Scholarships yearly and by offering merit increases twice a year”, said Jim Burlaga.

In fostering good will and community spirit, donations have been made to After-Proms, Christmas in Court House, the After-School Program at the Martin Luther King Center, Fire House drills and so much more. Most recently, you can find our Township Police Officers at McDonald’s for their “Cops and Coffee” program. “We are proud of our community and are thrilled to not only own a business here, but live here as well”, said Rita Burlaga.

Middle Township encourages the public to support all local businesses that are great community partners.

Cape May Court House McDonald’s Chosen as Middle Township’s First Business of the Month for April 20182018-05-27T19:37:10+00:00